Zwickel Accepts Board Chair Position at Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA)

VANCOUVER, CANADA (October 4, 2018) – Jon Zwickel, President and CEO of the Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) announced during the organization’s annual conference, VO-Con ‘18,, that he will step down from his position as President and CEO of the Association, effective at year end.  His exit from leadership ended quickly as he stepped up to accept the role as CVOA Board Chair, replacing Francis Taylor Managing Director of DAE. The Volunteer position will commence in January 2019.  

Although Zwickel’s primary focus will be on expanding InnVentures, his hotel and resort consulting practice, in his new CVOA role, he and the  CVOA Board have established a workable succession plan that will ensure the association’s continued growth, impact and relevancy. The plan included InnVentures becoming a CVOA member.

“CVOA is a strong organization representing both Hospitality Industry Developers and Suppliers,” said Zwickel.  “I’m proud of the strides we’ve made to forge industry alliances, increase government advocacy, rebranding the organization and staying on the cutting edge as thought leaders in the vacation ownership arena.  I look forward to working with my fellow board members as we move forward into 2019.”

CVOA Board Members are:

         InnVentures Hospitality Corp.                Jon Zwickel               Director, Chair

 Gardiner Roberts LLP                               Will Lambert             Secretary

                   LaTour Hotels & Resorts                         Jeremy Moser           Director, Vice Chair

                                  Association of Vacation Owners Greg Crist

Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc.    Gord Minor               Director

Cottages at Port Stanton Inc.                 Dianne Hounsome   Director

    Whistler Vacation Club at Twin Peaks  Marlene Scott           Director

Diamond Resorts Canada Ltd.                Robert Reyes             Director

Cornerstone Vacation Ownership         Cory Stegemann        Director

Unlimited Vacation Club                         Don Eastvold              Director

Perspective Group                                   Paul Mattimoe           Director

   Vacation SafeGuard                                      Duane Lee              Director

About CVOA

CVOA is Canada’s only association dedicated to representing the interests of the vacation ownership, timeshare and resort development industries. Since its founding 1980, the organization has become Canada’s preeminent industry association representing all forms of vacation ownership. CVOA membership is a community of active industry leaders committed to promoting and maintaining a high standard of ethical conduct within the Canadian vacation ownership industry, creating B-2-B and networking opportunities between Members, and educating consumers as to the benefits of vacation ownership. For more information, please visit